The ocean is the most humble of the world's bodies of water, refusing to egotistically spread itself across continents like rivers or to show off its poise like frozen waterfalls. Delve further into the bounties of the deep with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of seafood and drinks at Buddy Roe’s Shrimp Shack in Mount Pleasant.
The menu at Buddy Roe’s Shrimp Shack serves up locally caught shrimp, purchased at the dock at Shem Creek, alongside a slate of burgers, tacos, and beers. Let shrimp go skinny-dipping in sauce with the New York Post acclaimed flavored shrimp basket, which tosses the seafood bites in your choice of sauce, including buffalo, hot bacon, or internationally savvy Thai ($13.99). Buddy Roe's offers plenty of landfood as well with a muscular burger list including the heavyweight Bodacious Burger, comprised of three half-pound patties ($19.99), and the Country ‘N Western, a haunting duet between a jealous applewood bacon and a flirtatious sharp cheddar ($9.99).
With taste buds tamed, guests can turn their ears to Buddy Roe's live entertainment. Owner Ronnie Johnson frequently takes the stage to aurally complement the restaurant's tropical vibe with equally breezy tunes. A dance floor welcomes movers and shakers, while Buddy Roe's back deck lets sippers swig beers under the non-judgmental eyes of oak trees.
- The vibe and style of Buddy Roe's reflects the diversity of its laid-back, very-local clientele of young professionals, blue collar music buffs, and couples hoping to catch a ballgame and dance to a few classic hits. – T. Ballard Lesemann, Charleston City Paper
- The shrimp themselves were small-to-medium sized, delicately battered and fried, and about 15 to a basket. Quite good! For someone who is not overly fond of the traditional cocktail and tartar sauces, I really like this idea of choosing from a variety of other sauces. – Low Country Jon, Chowhound